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This blog is a culmination of two forever-bakers who have spent countless hours reading about, thinking about, and dreaming about baking delicious treats in our spare time. After taking a few cake decorating classes, our interest has soared to no end. While living and working in the same city has been a sweet treat in itself, a move across the state has spawned the desire to keep in touch by taking our love of baking and everything kitchen to the next level. So wipe your feet on the mat and stay awhile!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Happy Birthday to my incredible Co-Blogger, T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I wish I could be there for your Halloween/Birthday extravaganza, but instead I will bake and eat these cookies in your honor, that's kind of close, right?  The cookies are just like those big fat cookies you see in the mall and the batter would make a great base for any chocolate chip cookie recipe.  For some reason I was really looking forward to those giant peanut butter M&Ms and decided to dump an entire bag into the batter. (Side note: 90% of them were red, come on!!! Everyone knows blue are the best!).  What's great about these cookies, is you can just throw any kind of candy you've got laying around to make a fabulous cookie.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tbl. vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 bag peanut butter M&Ms (I believe these are 11.4 oz)

In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.  Mix until the mixture is well blended.  Add the vanila, egg, and egg yolk, and mix until light and fluffy.  Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.  Take the bowl off the stand mixer and mix in the peanut butter M&Ms until completely combined. 

Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through for even baking.  Let cool on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to completely cool.  Enjoy!



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